Platform Against Domestic Violence
As early as in 1993, the Ministry initiated a network bringing together relevant counselling institutions. Since then it has been subsidising this "Platform against Domestic Violence". At present, the platform comprises 45 well-established counselling centres dealing with violence against children, violence against women, violence against/among young people, violence against older people, and gender-specific work with boys and men.
The platform aims at the reduction of violence, an increase in the detection rate and optimal interventions in cases of violence. The platform serves as a hub for information and facilitates the exchange of experiences among counsellors.
The website www.gewaltinfo.at and the brochure "(K)ein sicherer Ort" (both only available in German) serve as an information pool on current issues in violence within the family. This is where persons exposed to violence will find contact addresses and advice.